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Roeser Contributing Sponsor for “Competition in a Box”

(Pictured from left to right) Eva Fryer-Payne, Family Homes; Trisha McConkey, Associated Bank; Cindy Roeser, Roeser Home Remodeling; Christy Nalley, Metro Electric Lighting; Jan Hibbs, Hibbs Home; Thiessa Schmittgens, Pella Windows and Doors; (Not pictured but on the Sub Committee) Kathleen Crowley, Spire; Sally Hentz, Benton Home Builders.

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis hosted a student chapter “Competition in a Box” for some local area participating schools. There were three schools and six teams of three students involved in the event this year. The goal is to encourage more schools and students to participate in the coming years.

This event is a one-day competition designed to provide tech students, already semi-skilled, an opportunity to develop and showcase many needed skills in the home building industry. The “Competition in a Box”  was designed in multiple choice format with participating students answering questions about blueprints and construction methods. They were not easy questions and it really helped the students to see the home building industry can be both challenging and rewarding.

In addressing the nationwide labor shortage, it is important for young students to realize there are many rewarding careers in the Home Building Industry. Events such as “Competition in a Box” are designed to help make the students aware of all the different careers and opportunities available to them after graduation, along with providing many with needed connections to local businesses and HBA members.

There were many contributors at this year’s event. Cindy Roeser of Roeser Home Remodeling in St. Louis contributed by helping grade student papers along with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank. Roeser Home Remodeling also helped sponsor the event by providing nine $20 gift certificates to QT that were put in student bags. Atlas 46, DeWalt Tools, Home Depot, and St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council sponsored prizes for the winners of the competition. Other sponsors included ABF Security, Spire, and Associated Bank. Members of the HBA’s Professional Women in Building Council also donated gift cards and other items for participating students.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 companies representing the residential construction industry. The goal for the local St. Louis student chapter is to connect members with students to provide job shadowing, internships and opportunities after graduation.

Click here for more info about this event.

(Photo shared with permission from stlouiscnr.com)

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What’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?

In today’s modern family, the kitchen serves many more purposes than food preparation and meals. Maybe we have pleasant memories of momma cooking in the kitchen and us being called in to eat. The smells of fried chicken, Sunday dinners and fresh baked bread can trigger our taste buds and hearts for family togetherness and love. We want to share those feelings and continue to make more memories for our families. While the kitchen of today is still built on the needs of family and functionality, the styles and purposes have transformed and evolved to meet today’s busy lifestyles. So, what’s cooking in your kitchen?

When it comes to home remodeling, the kitchen is often the first place to start. In the St. Louis and Kirkwood areas, there are many beautiful homes that were built just long enough ago that doing a kitchen remodel just makes sense. Young families of today make this room the center point for daily activities and family bonding. A remodel can open-up an area and add more useable space in the kitchen.

Many homeowners may hesitate to begin a remodel project, thinking it would disrupt the family routine or not be affordable. Roeser Home Remodeling can put your mind at ease. There are many reasons why a remodel is the right choice for your family.

Probably the most obvious reason for a kitchen remodel is that it has become outdated. Not only has the functionality been compromised, but the actual components and hardware may be showing signs of wear and age. This would show in your existing cabinets, appliances, flooring and overall space, and would require much more than another coat of paint.

An updated kitchen adds value and marketability to your home. Even if you are planning on staying in your home, a kitchen remodel can put the value of your home where it needs to be. If you are considering selling in the future, the kitchen is often the make or break room of the house for prospective buyers. Roeser Home Remodeling can offer a variety of styles and options for your remodeling project that will take your kitchen from boring and drab to fresh and exciting.

Energy saving is important today to homeowners. Not just for the pocketbook but also for the environment. A kitchen remodel can include modern energy efficient appliances, and natural lighting to save on electricity. There are many energy saving options, from smart appliances, solar and skylights to let in more natural sunlight, all saving you money and less stress to the environment.

A remodel can add to the overall health of your family. A third of home-owners report they are leading healthier lifestyles after having their kitchen updated, according to Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017. This study showed that homeowners reported having more family time, more home cooking, less take-out meals, more entertaining, and general healthier eating habits. A remodel can make everyone in the family happier and excited about spending more time together. Features that can contribute to those feelings are a breakfast bar or island, more cabinet space, more counter space, and built in appliances. Whatever the motivation for a remodel, Roeser Home Remodeling can turn your dreams into reality. Call us today for a kitchen remodel consultation.

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